Apple Plans Adaptation of 'Slow Horses' Espionage Novels for Apple TV+ With Gary Oldman as Lead

Two weeks after Apple TV+ debuted, Apple today greenlit a new drama series called "Slow Horses" for its streaming service. The show is based on a book series of the same name by author Mick Herron, and will star Gary Oldman (via The Hollywood Reporter).

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The "Slow Horses" series follows a team of British intelligence agents who are delegated to the so-called Slough House department in MI5, where washed-up spies are placed following failed careers. Oldman is set to play Jackson Lamb, the leader of the Slough House spies who are looking to get back into the spy game by any means necessary.

The show will be written by stand-up comedian Will Smith, who previously worked on HBO's "Veep." Producers include Graham Yost, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gail Mutrux, and Douglas Urbanski.

‌Apple TV‌+ is currently available for $4.99 per month and offers shows like "The Morning Show," "See," "Dickinson," and "For All Mankind." M. Night Shyamalan's thriller "Servant" will be launching this Thanksgiving, followed by the film "The Banker" in December.

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4 weeks ago
Gary Oldman makes everything better.
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4 weeks ago
Apple TV+ is going in the right direction IMHO.
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4 weeks ago
I like the concept. I'm glad they're casting a wide net in terms of variety.
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4 weeks ago
Apple is going to be the new king of drama TV! This is the most excited I’ve been for an Apple product in years.
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4 weeks ago


Well..he did so in his great job playing Churchill. IMHO

Your humble opinion is correct as far as I am concerned. GREAT acting there!
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4 weeks ago
This sounds interesting and really promising.
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4 weeks ago


Apple TV+ is going in the right direction IMHO.


It’s funny looking back on articles that are FILLED with comments that say “boring service. this will never gain traction.”

And now looking at all of this good news. Apple may not to everything correctly, but they know what they’re doing (for the most part) ha.
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4 weeks ago
I’ve been pretty critical of ATV+ but this I would genuinely be keen to check out.
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Gary Oldman makes everything better.


He really does. Its amazing the range he has as an actor he’s done so many incredible roles. I’m actually excited for this one!
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4 weeks ago
I’ll watch anything with Gary Oldman
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